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PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
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Graceful Homestay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Graceful was a lovely place to stay with welcoming and helpful hosts as well as a beautiful, well kept and clean home. They helped organise drivers for days out, dinners, massages and transfers and made me feel like their home was my home. Everything about the stay was fantastic and I would recommend to anyone in Trivandrum to stay with... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Ruth, for such a lovely review of your stay at Graceful. We are delighted to note that the entire period of your stay was memorable in every way ... enough for you to recommend us to your friends & family. Yes, we make every effort to provide the right ambiance so that each of our guests is well... More

Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Afterva big travel a cross india I felt as if I wanted to stay somewhere comfortable for the night. I found this place. Just what I needed. A nice breakfast in the morning as well. My only issue was the smell of burning plastic, which was happening nearby and was wafting up the hill. I do wish india didn't burn... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Paul, for an appreciative review of your brief stay at Graceful. We are sorry to note that you had to experience the smell of burning plastic wafting up our hillside but we are often helpless in such situations despite so many regulations against this. We hope & pray that better sense will finally prevail one day. Be that... More

Bangalore, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was on a totally unplanned trip to Trivandrum and luckily I found Graceful homestay via tripadviser. Sylvia was kind enough to readily confirm the rooms over email and from the moment I reached Graceful, Mr.Giles took care of everything. Unfortunately, I had to cancel my travel plans and return immediately due some emergency and Mr.Giles was so helpful in... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Chitra, for the warm words of appreciation of your brief stay at Graceful. A real pity that you had to cut short your time here but when personal emergencies happen, they have to be attended to. We hope you can visit us for a longer stay some time in the future. Our doors are always open. Thank you... More

Mechelen, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We spent 3 days here and were thrilled by the experience. The rooms are spacious and very clean, the hosts are very warm and welcoming and will do Anything They can to accomodate you. The area and garden are wonderful and your private terrace offers you the perfect spot to fully enjoy it. We will definitely come back here When... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Jonathan & Iris, for your warm review. It was a pleasure for us to host you this past month and we are delighted to note that you enjoyed every bit of your stay here ... enough to make you want to come again! More

Santa Cruz, California
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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This beautiful home stay is a wonderful base for anyone wishing to explore the area. A very warm welcome, spacious comfortable rooms, delicious home cooking and nothing too much trouble. No better place stay...

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review of your stay at Graceful. We are pleased that you found the place to your liking in all respects and enjoyed the home food, comfortable rooms & peaceful surroundings. Thank you for choosing to stay at Graceful and we look forward to hosting you again if you ever plan to travel once more to... More

Torquay, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

An excellent place to begin an Indian Saga. Wonderful hospitality - the host went out of his way to educate and guide me with regards to local transport (bus to the beach is nearby), and made sure I was safely picked up from the airport late at night. Extraordinary building. Interesting area. Loved it!

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Kaye, for a lovely review of your stay at Graceful. We appreciate your warm words about the building, the hospitality, pieces of relevant information, etc. which went towards making your stay comfortable & secure within & outside Graceful. We do like to ensure that a visit to Kerala is memorable in every possible way so that you leave... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay. The house is pleasant, roomy and extremely clean. The windows are meshed to keep the mosquitoes at bay. Giles was a great host (and knows many languages). I appreciated being able to talk about his experience of working and living in different parts of India. The food was enjoyable and I liked having the vegetarian... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Graceful and the hospitality that went with it. We also enjoyed hosting you and providing you the comforts of a home away from home. We like our guests to be comfortable and enjoy the facilities, the food and the oodles of information that Giles can provide about local sights... More

Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice homestay in a quiet area away from the city center. Room with a terrace is the best. Excellent hosts, great food, abundant information. Local tuk-tuk driver Vijay will take you places and charge by taxi-meter.

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate the sentiments expressed in your review, Mikhail, and are pleased that you & your companion found your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Graceful Home Stay is different from other B&Bs around Trivandrum because of the peaceful and natural ambiance it provides far from the madding crowd yet close enough to the city center. While we are indeed a... More

New Delhi, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Graceful Team, I stayed with you for five nights in March 2014, and what a experience it was. Upper Double unit, in which I stayed is awesome. I was with a two year kid, and was little worried initially regarding all necessities of a kid. But, it was a relief coming here having access to kitchen, huge balcony to relax... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Achin, for such a warm review of your stay at Graceful a couple of months ago. We are happy that we were able to provide the right ambiance for you & your family to enjoy a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Graceful Home Stay is different from other B&Bs around Trivandrum because of the peaceful and natural ambiance it... More

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was recommended Graceful Homestay by a trusted friend. Since I was in Trivandrum on business, I spent my first two nights in Ginger (close to the Technopark). On the third night, I decided I'd had enough of the corporate economy hotel and called Graceful on the off-chance that they might be able to accommodate me. Sylvia was very welcoming... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

An extremely short stay but what a voluminous review! Thank you, Lalana! We are happy to note you found you stay pleasant & memorable despite the fact that you arrived late evening & had to rush off early morning. Being new to the city and a single traveler, it was important for us that you don't feel insecure. The simple... More

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Address: PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Graceful Homestay Hotel Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Graceful Homestay Kerala, India

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